Barrington Stoke is a dyslexia-friendly independent publisher. They have always involved young people in the editing process but they've now gone one step further with the online Young Editors Scheme. Through the scheme, young people can review manuscripts prior to publication and provide feedback that informs the subsequent editorial process. We think this is a fantastic opportunity for Reading Activists.
An opportunity for all
This opportunity isn't just for enthusiastic readers: even those who struggle with reading can review the content and the writing, upload their ideas for illustrations, cover designs and back-jacket blurbs and much more.
Young people who have taken part in the scheme have come away with a real sense of purpose and self-worth. The team at Barrington Stoke says, "We know from experience that young people can really benefit from the process, developing a real sense of ownership of the books and a stronger perception of themselves as readers."
Many of the young people who have taken part didn't previously view themselves as readers, but revised their opinion after working with a publishing company and famous authors.
We'd love to hear from Reading Activists who become young editors for Barrington Stoke. Please ask your group to share their experience with us on Facebook or Twitter